What is it? This large wooden residence is where the ultimate reggae legend lived and worked from 1975-81. Some walls are covered with photos or vibrant murals; others, like his bedroom, have been left unadorned and frozen in time.
Why go? Marley memorabilia abounds in Jamaica but nowhere else gives such fascinating, spine-tingling insights into the superstar’s life. On the one-hour tour, you’ll see some of his most treasured belongings, like his star-shaped guitar and denim stage shirt.
So you’ve landed in the capital of Jamaica; what to do now? What are the best things to do in Kingston? Well, you could start by taking in the saccharine serenity of the Blue Mountains and the stunning natural harbor in which the city lies, but that tranquility will soon be punctured by the energy and excitement that this cultural center has in spades. If there is a city in the Caribbean that does it all, Kingston is its name.
Kingston’s role in the history and development of reggae is well known, but the vitality of this famous genre is best experienced in the surroundings that birthed it all those decades ago. The Jamaican capital’s roster of museums is as fascinating as any other in the region, while the diverse selection of restaurants will ensure there are no rumbling stomachs during your stay. Kingston at night is another experience entirely, a thrilling explosion of joy that will get even the most concrete of shoes shuffling. If you’re looking for Jamaica at its most, well, Jamaican, Kingston is the place to be.
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